Compassionate Friends

"The peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus"  Philippians 4:7 


Established on September 1st, 2005, Compassionate Friends of Holy Cross Parish sends out heartfelt greetings, ongoing sympathy, and prayers and support to those who mourn the loss of a loved one.

This program first reaches out to each family when initial funeral plans are being arranged with the priest. Following the funeral, one team member "adopts" each family for the first year by:

  1. Making a personal phone call to the family.
  2. Adding the family name onto the parish Prayer Chain.
  3. Sending the family an "Area Grief Support Group" contact list.
  4. Sending inspirational cards to the family throughout the year, ending with the first anniversary date.

We need your help - Another goal of our team is to contact Holy Cross Parish members who have lost a loved one from outside of the parish. Because we don't always know of each death, we are asking for your help to make this parish outreach a success. If you know someone from our parish to whom we can send our heartfelt sympathies, please contact Terry Van Zeeland at 920-766-4229. Feel free to leave a message.

"Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them"
After a parish member passes away, their life is commemorated with a cross bearing their name. The crosses are placed on the remembrance wall in Friendship Hall to remind us to keep their souls and families in our prayers. At the annual November 2nd All Soul's Prayer Service, the crosses are presented to the families, along with a beautiful candle.



An outreach program is now being developed!  We will keep you posted.